Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer. Sagmeister co-founded a design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. with Jessica Walsh in New York City. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed,OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny.
His motto is "Design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution."
Sagmeister goes on a year-long sabbatical around every seven years, where he does not take work from clients.
He has spent many years designing for the music industry. Several years ago he decided to dedicate 25% of his work to the art world, things like books and publications for galleries, another 25% to the scientific community, 25% to social causes, and the remaining quarter has stayed dedicated to the music industry.